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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
hikes. this protest took place on wednesday. spain is the eurozone's fourth largest economy, but struggling to recover from the deep recession gripping europe. >>> james clap per, says the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was, quote, a deliberate and organized terrorist attack. four people were killed in the september 11th assault including ambassador christopher stevens. clapper's assessment comes after the obama administration was criticized for standing by its original assessment that the attack was a spontaneous response to an anti-muslim film. >>> score one for the record folks. homer bailey of the cincinnati reds pitched a no-hitter last night against the pirates in pittsburgh. the score was 1-0. bailey struck out ten and walked only one, the seventh no-hitter in the major leagues this season and the first for the reds in 24 years. congratulations to homer bailey who you know with that name just had to grow up to become a major leaguer. >>> it's inevitable. all right. 20 minutes after the hour. here is lonnie quinn with our first check of the wealth ever. >> good mo
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. he put barack obama on the defensive, or he should be, given his horrific record on the economy and on national security. i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national securitywise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
get the real refs, and you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> reporter: barnstorming through ohio, the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground as more polls show mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on taxes. >> one idea, i admit, one thing he did not do in his first four years which he said he'll do in the next four years and that's to raise taxes. anybody here who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy. >> reporter: no. >> reporter: the attack over taxes is a change for romney who has often accused the president of raising taxes in his first term. romney is looking to jump start his campaign with a good performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in mr. romney's mock sessions though tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he's been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he
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Sep 29, 2012 2:05am PDT
world and the economy and everything. what we've stopped realizing is that, you know, most people that work in the food services, the waiters, that's really what they live on. they get -- >> terrible salary. yeah. >> frank's always been a huge, huge, huge tipper. i think something should also be earned, though. >> yes. >> when somebody's awesome, give them that huge tip. >> i agree. i usually do a 20% usually regardless, i think. if someone's really good -- >> have you ever not left one? >> not intentionally. do you know what i do? this is how weird i am. if someone leaves a crummy tip and i'm with them, i will say i have to go back inside, and i will leave more -- >> extra. >> it makes me feel sick -- >> you're guilty by association. >> i don't want to be a cheap skate. >> i don't want to be surrounded -- i don't know. sometimes you feel terrible about it. >> cass and i were in nantucket last summer. it -- it bugs me to this day. we went to try a new restaurant. and for whatever reason, i couldn't see or not, i left a tip on dinner and realized afterwards that i hadn't left enough at
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. it is all about the o's, baby. after 15 seasons of frustration, the orioles are back in the postseason. after sweeping the red sox over the weekend, they were able to capitalize on a los angeles loss to texas to capture a spot in the playoffs. three games remain in the regular season. pete gilbert will be with the team in tampa and have live reports on 11 news at 5:00, at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. here is sarah caldwell. >> on the bw parkway southbound, an accident prior to arundel mills. down to 16 miles per hour as a result. we are checking reports of an accident but so far have not found one. normal delays on the o
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
constituencies. you can look at the economy. there are jobs that get created through n.i.h. funding. we've created an industry, bite crow tech industry that -- the biotech industry that i think leads the world here in america because of the basic funding at the n.i.h. but i do think as dan says, some efficiencies need to be looked at. there are probably ways in which overhead costs in particular need to be looked at to try to squeeze perhaps some dollars out of that portion of grant support and put it into the actual doing of the science, if you will. it's a difficult question because the pie is getting smaller and the costs of doing research are going up. i think one of the solutions is clearly the interaction between companies like mine and companies across the biotech and pharma industry in supporting the kind of research we all know is very important to essentially fuel the engine of drug development over the long haul. >> i want to get back later in the show about the idea of deliberations between industry and academia. one of the things that doug mentioned and was mentioned in
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Sep 27, 2012 2:05am PDT
haul airbus trips, too, southeastern asia. they will reserve the first seven economy class rows exclusively for guests age 12 and above. >> there is apparently some kind of a bulkhead thing in between and the rest of the seats. >> it is discrimination of a sort. i know a lot of 8-year-old kids i would fly around the world with, so well behaved. a couple of 13 and 14-year-olds i wouldn't have lunch with. >> yeah. yeah. yeah. >> also, you can't -- remember when there was no-smoking zones and smoking? if you were the last -- if you were in the nonsmoking section, you smelled all the smoke. there was nothing to keep it. >> kids are going to be screaming no matter where they are. >> called life, we have to get over it. we have to share this planet, one and all with each other. >> what is that? >> the answer to your dreams, hoda, for winesday wednesday. >> why is there a zipper on the back? >> you want to unzip it. >> uh-huh. >> and then you unwrap it. >> wrap it. >> and you get four glasses. >> oh. oh. they are mini individual -- i'm afraid to -- how do you snap them off? >> i don't
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
advertising it starting in february blocking off the first five rows of economy saying no kids. anybody under 12, you're not allowed. >> good lord, that's mean. >> well, it means if you have a baby, there's no bassinet holder. >> look, i have kids, but the same way if my kid is screaming in a restaurant, i take them out, you can't do that in a plane. nobody's saying you can't fly on an airplane, i think it's a great idea. >> is it not fair to the parents to go to the back? >> and they're not charging extra for you to reserve those first seven rows. when you get that quote, extra leg room seat or priority rows they charge you extra. they charge you extra for a pillow and blanket. >> if you want to be a social praia, be a mother with a baby on an airplane. every businessman looks at you as you're coming down, oh god, please not here, not here. >> i have to ask you one question, is it okay to give your kid a little benadryl when you get on. >> yep. >> really? >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> no, but -- legally we're never going to suggest that you give your child a drug on national tv. >
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
february. the first seven economy class rows will be reserved for flyers aged 12 and over. they will be separated from the rest of coach by bulk heads and lavatories. the company's website says we know that sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet. >>> a record 170 million americans are expected to celebrate halloween this year, and they will spend nearly $8 billion on costumes, decorations and candy. that's up 17% from last year, and that now includes $370 million on pet costumes alone. >>> well, it may look like a bubble bath gone wrong, but it's just mother nature stirring things up in scotland. that is sea foam blanketing the scottish coast in the village of aberdeen. experts say heavy surf mixing with the air and other junk in the water lathers up that mound. >>> and these little angels sure get a bad rap. check out these baby tasmanian devils. this year 40 of them were born in new south wales, australia, where a breeding facility is trying to save the little guys from extinction. once they are healthy enough, they will be released into the wild to embark on their own devilis
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: it's a delivered effort, analysts say, with a tv ad designed to show empathy and soften his image. >> president obama and i both care about poor, working class families, the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and despite relentless criticism of obama care, romney touted how his own health care overhaul in massachusetts helped families. >> don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured, 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance, i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record. >> reporter: still, president obama is furiously working to frame his opponent as out of touch. again, keying in on romney's comments seemingly dismissing 47% of americans who pay no income tax. >> i don't believe we are going to get very far if we've got leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who don't take responsibility for
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
spend more time talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. thank you senator. >> thanks for mafg me on. >> we want to turn to some of the headlines from some of the newspapers. the "financial times" reports on the financial crisis in spain. today the spanish government announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday there were protests outside of the spanish parliament for a second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nose dive. >>> britain's guardian reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protesters had violent confrontations with police. there's new wage and pension cuts. the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. >> "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican leaning red states. personal income in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the recession began five years ago. democratic leaning blue states income is up only half of 1%. >> the "wall stre
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the better. we concluded we diminished our expectation not only about washington but what our economy feels and looks like. the country is traumatized by recent economic events and that hopelessness is benefiting the candidate who brought a campaign message of hope four years ago. >> many people think the president count do that much? >> the president and congress and they are not sure any idea right now is the one or the set of one ideas to transform our economy from a low-lying recovery to something that's a more competitive economy. >> major garrett, he's brilliant. thank you very much. last night "60 minutes" also showed us lesley stahl's revealing interview with arnold schwarzenegger. here's how he described the day his wife maria shriver confronted him about his affair with the family housekeeper and the child they had together. >> maria wants to have a meeting with your marriage counselor. tell us about that meeting. >> that particular visit that you talk about was the visit where she then said hey, i think joseph is your kid. and is he or not. i said you're absolutely correct.
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> pig farmers are predicting a global bacon shortage. yeah. however, they say the shortage can be averted if chris christie converts to islam. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell in washington this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, charli
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. >>> it is 7:26. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelly. this just into our newsroom, a fire that engulfed the cab of a big rig is out. you can see past the tower of the bay bridge, the smoke coming up here. this was shot just moments ago. that cab we're being told caught on fire at the intersection of 7th and middle harbor road. so far no injuries have been reported. for the latest, let's take you to our road warrior. >> this is the bay bridge toll plaza and the backup here obviously a concern. but from the toll plaza you can see that smoke you saw. i have marked it on the map just below where it says interstate 80. it's in the port of oakland again so it's not on 880 or the bay bridge but is clearly visible from the
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
economy is slowly getting better. there are real doubts about the medicare plan paul ryan put in place, it is beginning to hurt them in battleground states. i don't think there's one thing that can turn it around for him except the ufo theory which i keep coming back to. just had it again with the terrorist attack on the libyan embassy. things like that can change the elections very quickly. you remember when john kerry ran against george bush on the friday before the election, osama bin laden came out with a screen against america, and people were sticking with what they know on national security. >> thank you so much. good to talk to you. >>> to michigan now and the enduring mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. they will search for remains. john yang is there. >> reporter: good morning. this is the latest stop on the twisted path searching for jimmy hoffa. investigators are in that shed, gathering a soil sample to see if the mystery of jimmy hoffa rests here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace, the trail led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
american people and where they are. the economy is slowly getting better. there are real doubts about medicare plan that paul ryan has put in place that is beginning to hurt them in the battleground states. i don't think there's one thing that can turn it around for him except the ufo theory which i keep coming back, to and we just had it again in the last two weeks. the terrorist attack on our libyan embassy. things like that can change these elections very quickly. you'll remember when john kerry was running against george bush on the friday before the election, osama bin laden came out with a screech against america and you never know about our national security. >> thanks, guys. >>> to michigan and the enduring mystery of jimmy hoffa's disappearance. all eyes on a driveway in suburban detroit where authorities will dig in search of human remains. nbc's john yang is there for us. john, good morning. >> reporter: the path for the search for jimmy hoffa has been a long and twisted one, and today it does come here to this driveway in suburban detroit. they are going to take soil sampl
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
effects of the weak economy may be coming to an end. the steepest decline is among hispanics who exports perts say are disproportionately affected by a bad economy. the high school sophomore elected to homecoming court as a cruel prank got a huge surprise today. whitney kopp was speaking to ryan seacrest on his radio share about the weekend homecoming event when one of her music idols phoned in. >> whitney, i want you to just say hello to adam. he's on the phone with us right now, too. >> hey, whitney. >> hi. >> what's up? >> nothing. >> how are you? how was the dance? it was good? >> yeah. i hate to ask this, but who is this. >> this is adam. >> at am lambert, seriously? >> yeah, for real. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh. you don't know how much i love your work. it's inspirational to me, and -- okay, i hate really to say this. but your eyes are so pretty. >> whitney said she was prout proud that she attended homecoming and grateful to her michigan community for rallying around her. >>> a poor pup is finally on her way to a happy ending after a driver accidentally ran her over on a rhode isl
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
president the edge on the economy, the corner stone of romney's campaign and those voters also say they believe romney's policies will favor the rich. >> there's been a consistent line of afact from the president. >> i do not believe that another round of tax cuts for millionaires are going to bring good jobs back to ohio. >> reporter: it features promptly in mr. obama's television ads which has saturated the air waves. the president and his team are out spending the romney team on television though both campaigns have spent more here than in any other battleground state. the president and groups supporting him have spent $49.9 million in ohio while romney and outside groups have spent $42.5 million. the romney camp says it's not bothered by poll numbers say they have confidence by their own internal polling and believe they are making inroads in ohio and message of lower spending and debt. >> the status quo has not worked. we can't afford four more years of barack obama. we won't have four more years of barack obama. >> now if you had any doubt about the importance of ohio look at
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
economy but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restrictions on campaign contributions, restrictions on freedom of s
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i believe in what i believe, i do what i do, and i really believe in the policies we're providing, that we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what actually happens in the debate, you certainly control what happens afterwards. the spin already in the planning. ryan's going to be with romney in virginia. the president is staying in colorado for a rally there. veronica? >> thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. this as the war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone sunday with a death of the 2,000th u.s. service member. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the details. >> reporter: there has been another insider attack,
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> earlier in the week, vice president biden had said the middle class has been buried for the past four years. the issue they came closest to agreeing on, social security. the candidates here last night also sparred on other issues, including job creation, deficit reduction and health care. >> the presidential candidates will next square off on october 16th in long island. the second debate will take place on the campus of hofstra university, and it will be in the format of a town hall meeting. that means undecided voters will ask the questions. the candidates will focus on foreign and domestic policy. we've learned that first lady michelle obama will make another trip to virginia next week to campaign for her husband. she will visit loudoun county on tuesday, october 9th. we'll pass along additional details as they become available. the announcement highlights just how important northern virginia is in the race for the white house. tomorrow president obama will
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns carried out billion of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multi-billion dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. this is according to a rewritten indictment bringing four charges against four long time employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall has spread to chains including whole foods, target and stop and shop. >>> honda is recalling 600,000 accords that may have a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. >>> congratulations to yahoo's marissa mayer. the new ceo and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies that we're providing, that we're pursuing. at the end of the day, i'm going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: the post debate rally is already in planning. romney and ryan will be in virginia. the president is staying in co-co. veronica? >> tracie, thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. the attack comes on a grim milestone of the war in afghanistan on sunday with the death of the 2000th u.s. service member. relations between international forces and their afghan partners have been pushed to the breaking point by a surge of insider attacks by afghan allies. >>> on this first monday in october the u.s. supreme court begins its new term today. the justices are expected to consider a num
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
bringing back the datsun in emerging economies. the bare bones version will go for as low as 3,000 bucks for a whole car. that's nice. >>> and finally, rome is cracking down on snacking. that's right. a new law banning eating near the city's historical sites carries a fine of up to $650. i would go broke there. >>> well, coming up, triple crown cabrera. the most famous second plate appearance in history. and manhu on a role. plus, one yankee plays hero twice in one night. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> we've had a good run of very warm temperatures from the summer right to the beginning of fall but things are about to change. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back. it is time now to get a check of what's new in sports. the magic number for the new york yankees is one. the yanks' raul ibanez came in clutch twice last night. down 3-1, ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit two-run homer and then had an rbi single in the 12th helping the yanks beat boston. a win tonight or a loss by the orioles will get new york
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
taxes will help grow the economy? >> no! >> his plan is to continue what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? that's like me attacking someone for being fashion nat in politics. >> reporter: romney is at a two-day bus tour with his running mate. >> after four years of getting the run-around, america needs a turn-around. >> reporter: it's a tough state to make a pitch for 12 million more jobs. ohio's unemployment rate is lower than the national average. in ohio and seven other states today, the president releases another add slamming romney for dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. romney's new add today will focus on struggling american families. and he will likely run into some of those families in florida where another "washington post" poll says the president now has a four-point edge. lynn. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene at the beginning of a paddle boat race. the teams were t
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
been trying to make the case he'll do a better job with the economy but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion he did to at any timed minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad's okay late. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the sl
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick be the facts. it's all about the economy. >> reporter: more than half the country has already started voting just days before the first presidential debate. more numbers now. gallup tells us that president obama's approval rating is still hovering around 50%. lynn, it turns out this could end up being his best month in terms of that approval rating in a year. >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in utah, it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. poor little guy. officers used a climbing rope to lasso the animal and hoist it to safety. it was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers, you
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
economy by his focus on health care. >> i just don't know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: a substantial debate. no zingers. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver. >>> all right. so how did the candidates do? well, post debate instant polls reveal that most voters believe mitt romney did better than president obama. a cnn orc poll shows that 67% of registered voters who watched the debate chose mr. romney as the winner while 25% chose mr. obama. a cbs snap poll showed that 45% identified mitt romney while 22% said barack obama won and 32% called it a tie. the candidates tangled over taxes and figures of cuts or increases. andrea mitchell looked into the truth behind the rhetoric of both candidates. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in fav
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was dave klane undecided because he says his economic plans lack some details. >> i have some doubts whether there's some depth. >> reporter: you're not ready to commit to mitt romney in virginia? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: there's not much time left to change minds. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in utah it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. officers us
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> reporter: it's the u.s. economy that president obama wants seen as his main focus. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the united nations in new york. >>> new poll numbers show trouble for mitt romney in key battleground states. the washington post poll finds president obama leading romney by 8 points in ohio, that's among likely voters. in another swing state, florida, romney is only trailing by four points among likely voters but there is a nine point gap among all registered voters. in both states the president has a double digit advantage among women. in florida 53% of men back romney. >>> now here's a look at some other news making news early in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene. the teams were togsed around like rag dolls as they paddled towards the starting point. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsized canoes before the race officially started. >>> in south dakota, close to a thousand bison created quite a rumble during the 47th annual buffalo roundup. thousands of spectators from all ov
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
economy. they'll do fine whether you're president or i am. the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. >> romney also warned that president obama's plan to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire would raise taxes on the small businesses that create hundreds of thousands of jobs. >>> another comment mitt romney made has become a twitter phenomenon. it all started when the republican presidential nominee detailed some of the spending cuts he'd make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> well, that has sparked several big bird twitter accounts and twit pics. one user has used the handle fired big bird and tweeted this picture. it already has more than 23,000 followers. the race is tightening in two of the bat ground states, according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll. in virginia, the president leads mitt romney by 2%. that's within the margi
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
an economy growing, it will be of more out of work claiming benefits, not paying taxes. businesses struggles that they are not paying taxes. and as a result, borrowing goes out. our income not to invest in schools and transport and education, but are we to keep people idle so the next time you hear a conservative say to you, labor would increase borrowing. just remember it is this government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we have seen recessions, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that is what people were promised. there will be some people who say, and this is an important argument. it will be some people who say they were short-term pain, but it is worth it for the long term gain. and i'm afraid the opposite is true. the longer you have low growth in the country, the baker to debt comes to the future and the bigger problems will be in the future. the longer a young person is out of work, that's not just bad for the prospects now. it is bad for their prospects for the whole of the rest of their lives. and it's a small bus
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades. >> another round of ads has hit the airwaves. both are
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
today than we were four years ago? are we? >> no, we are not better off with our economy, with our position in the world. we have seen a failure in leadership with this administration and with congress that is locked in gridlock. we need to send leaders to washington who will make tough decisions. i have shown you that i have been effective in nebraska in taking on tough policy issues. we have worked together, made those tough decisions. that needs to happen in washington and in washington as well. we need to reform washington. nebraskans know. we disagree on how we need to change it. we need to create jobs. you will hear me say that a lot because i believe that private businesses can create those opportunities, can create those jobs, not government. it is backing government away, away from all the rules and regulations. we need to reduce the corporate tax rate. 35% -- that is the highest among all our trading partners. we need to close loopholes so businesses can invest. >> in the nebraska, i would say decidedly yes. we have record farm income last year, median family income is up
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
raising taxes will help the economy? his plan is to continue what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. we can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> president obama and governor romney meet in their first-ever presidential debate. watch and engage including the live debate preview at 7:00 p.m. eastern with the debate at 9:00 had posted the day. -- and post-debate. >> i was always shot as anybody that spent a lot of time around campaigns, most people could not explain to me why they did anything they were doing. at some point, they did it because they have always done it that way or there was some sort of role that wasn't really based in any research. i went around the campaigns with skepticism about some of the practices that were taking place. as i learned about people that were doing these field experiments and randomized controlled trials, learning more about the information and targeting based on revolutionizing campaigns in the past decade, this was a major generational shift. in addition to all of these campaigns changing the way they operated, there is cult
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: romney also in veteran told veterans the nation's debt is more than just numbers on paper. >> trillion dollar deficits. that debt is owned by somebody. someone holds that. that puts america in a position of economic risk. >> reporter: but even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he has to stick with the facts. it's all about the economy. >> reporter: more than half the country has already started voting just days before the first presidential debate. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> very much looking forward to getting the debates on. talk about some real stuff. >>> 4:52. everybody, of course, we all love the word "free." a couple of things you can get for free this weekend. >>> and just over three cars at the bay bridge toll plaza. i'm watching the east shore freeway in the distance. we'll give you that update coming up. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on o
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
california's economy. >>> the governor of wisconsin has taken sides in the controversial call in monday night's football game. there you go. not surprisingly, he's taking green bay's side. substitute refs made what pretty much everyone says is a terrible call. they were filling in for striking referees. wisconsin governor scott walker tweeted, after catching a few hours sleep, the packers game is still just as painful. #returntherealrefs. the irony of the governor of wisconsin supporting the union side of a labor fight. he's the guy who tried to take away collective bargaining rights from teachers and state workers. but this is the packers. >> football. it's different. >> but they make billions of dollars. pay the officials. get them back on the field. get the integrity back. >> it's interesting to see those. >> has not looked good so far. >> entirely different topic. let's move on to the weather. >> the weather, though, looks very good. >> another water cooler discussion of course. it's funny how it changed so much during football season, isn't it, ladies? good morning. you are like ca
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